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Counselling Skills Supported Home Study Course Summary Reach Your Potential in Counselling Do people turn to you for a sympathetic ear? Do you work with them to find a solution to a problem? If so, there is a very good chance you have what it takes to be a great counsellor. For many of us, the complex, fast-moving world we live in results in experiences that are difficult to understand and come to terms with. Counsellors can make a big difference in people's lives by filling the role of an interested and concerned listener. But it's not as simple as it sounds. Any topic may come up which places demands on the counsellor to be objective and professional. As a counsellor you have to be able to establish a finely balanced relationship with your client, nurture it and, when the time is right, end it. If you have an interest in this rewarding field that you would like to develop, the DCA Counselling Skills distance learning course is perfect. Using the DCA Course you'll discover the qualities needed to be an effective counsellor, the various environments in which counselling skills takes place and the techniques used. Counselling Skills Course Outline If you want a career as a Counsellor, our tutor supported open distance learning Counselling Skills course provides the necessary knowledge, skills and qualification without disrupting your current lifestyle. The DCA Home Learning Counselling Skills course provides training in the core skills needed to embark on a rewarding career as a Counsellor. The DCA supported self-study Counselling Skills course is specially designed, allowing you to learn the skills of Counselling through flexible and cost-effective home study at your own time and pace. With the DCA Home Learning Counselling Skills course, online study resources and a personal tutor are available to guide you throughout the course, and your Student Advisor is a Freephone call away. What's more, because the distance learning Counselling Skills course is so comprehensive, no prior knowledge or skills are required. The DCA Counselling Skills course provides an entry level diploma as proof our your competence and skills. If you'd like to earn more money and enjoy working as a Counsellor, the DCA home study course is the ideal distance learning training course for you. Module 1: Preparing to counsel others The foundations of human behaviour The process of socialisation Social issues in general Social issues in the workplace Psychological and social wellness Counselling tasks and competencies Recognising ambiguity and complexity Module 2: An introduction to counselling The aims of counselling Counselling theory and practice The social meaning of counselling The role of Carl Rogers Eclecticism and integrationism Themes and issues in counselling Psychodynamic counselling The work of Sigmund Freud The cognitive-behavioural approach Solution-focused therapy The person-centred approach Experiential focusing Module 3: Working with systems Concept of a person's social ?niche' The counsellor as consultant Feminism as philosophy and socialization Narrative approaches to counselling Enlisting community resources and audiences Multiculturalism approach to counselling Awareness training Philosophical counselling Post-modern therapy The counselling relationship Effective therapeutic alliances The process of counselling Making sense of process Module 4: The politics of counselling Empowerment, control and difference Disadvantaged and marginalised groups Ethics and moral reasoning Moral principles and ethical codes Types of counselling organisation Role conflict Alternative modes of delivery Non-professional counsellors Counselling on the internet Research in counselling and in therapy Skills and qualities of effective counsellors Training and supervision in counselling Key issues in counselling theory and practice Counselling Skills Career Opportunities Counselling may seem a simple activity - the role of an interested and concerned listener. Howe

Counselling Skills Supported Home Study Course Summary Reach Your Potential in Counselling Do people turn to you for a sympathetic ear? Do you work with them to find a solution to a problem? If so, there is a very good chance you have what it takes to be a great counsellor. For many of us, the complex, fast-moving world we live in results in experiences that are difficult to understand and come...

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